View Full Version : First-Ever USB 3.0 Hard Drive

September 24th, 2009, 22:11
After 8 years of success, the USB 2.0 standard has begun its long journey into obsolescence. Dutch storage company Freecom has announced the first mainstream storage product based on 'SuperSpeed' USB 3.0. Buyers will be interested to hear that the new external Hard Drive XS 3.0 doesn't cost the earth at 99 (approx $160) for a 1TB drive, even though that excludes the 22.99 for a desktop PCI-bus controller necessary to make it work at its intended throughput. Laptop users can pair it with a 25.99 plug-in PC Card to achieve the same effect.